Syringa vulgaris ‘Alba’- Lilac

Description

Syringa vulgaris ‘Alba’ – lilac- is renowned for its pure white flowers, which are highly fragrant and typically bloom in spring.

Flowers: The flowers of ‘Alba’ are pure white, without any hint of other colors. They are highly fragrant and appear in dense clusters known as panicles. The fragrance of these flowers is often described as sweet and intoxicating.

Foliage: The leaves of Syringa vulgaris ‘Alba’ are typically green, oval-shaped, and arranged alternately along the stems. They provide an attractive backdrop to the profusion of white flowers.

Habit: Like other common lilac cultivars, ‘Alba’ typically grows as a multi-stemmed shrub with an upright, spreading habit. It can reach heights of 8 to 15 feet and widths of 6 to 12 feet depending on growing conditions and pruning.

Growing Conditions: Syringa vulgaris ‘Alba’ prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil. It is relatively low-maintenance once established but benefits from occasional pruning to maintain shape and encourage flowering.

Landscape Use: ‘Alba’ is commonly used in gardens and landscapes as a focal point or as part of a mixed border. Its fragrant flowers make it a favorite for cut flower arrangements and can attract pollinators like bees and butterflies to the garden.